Music Errors That Can Ruin Your Wedding

Most of us like to think of ourselves as aficionados when it comes to music and how to set the tone using the right type of melodies. After all, you have been playing your tunes for years and if it makes you feel good, surely other people should relate right? Well, this may not always be the case and for a momentous occasion like a wedding, the stakes are even higher. There are some tips that anyone can follow to transform their big day from a drab, dreary event, to a fantastic atmosphere filled with merriment and memories.

To start with, it is never a good idea to rid oneself of the prospect of having some kind of music playing at your ceremony. Some may want to have serenity and harmony and would much rather not have any kind of beat or tune in the background. However, like any event, there may be times when things don’t go according to plan or get delayed. Having a lively DJ on hand can be particularly helpful to keep the audience entertained while the various glitches that may show up are smoothened out.

Once you have settled on the type of music as well as the operator; a band, DJ or playlist, avoid commencing the proceedings in silence. Most attendees will arrive some 30 to 20 minutes early and forcing them to sit awkwardly without any words being exchanged can be embarrassing. Get your music started at least 30 minutes before the ceremony starts, so that the ambiance is set, prior to the guests’ arrival.

While you are selecting your musical choices, keep your surroundings and context in mind. Depending on such factors as religion, location or even race, you may need to be sensitive as to the genre and nature of music played. Obscene or foul lyrics for instance, may be a reminder of the funny setting in which you met, but may not be received so warmly if the ceremony is in a church or synagogue. If unsure go ahead and do some research to find out what is permissible.

Having taken these precautions into consideration, always remember to have a sound check at the venue, before starting. There is nothing worse than a dysfunctional speaker system or having the song skip during your wedding dance.

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